Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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Magnolia
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Magnolia » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:34 pm

Tweetsbyjohann: "small batch of admits have gone out. other decisions will be going out later today" (35 minutes ago)

http://twitter.com/tweetsbyjohann

Does that mean only non-admit decisions are going out later today?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby d34d9823 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:35 pm

Magnolia wrote:Tweetsbyjohann: "small batch of admits have gone out. other decisions will be going out later today" (35 minutes ago)

http://twitter.com/tweetsbyjohann

Does that mean only non-admit decisions are going out later today?

That's how I read it.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jrose5 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:37 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:
Magnolia wrote:Tweetsbyjohann: "small batch of admits have gone out. other decisions will be going out later today" (35 minutes ago)

http://twitter.com/tweetsbyjohann

Does that mean only non-admit decisions are going out later today?

That's how I read it.


I think that was the general trend on past Fridays, too (admits first, other decisions later in the day).

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby neonx » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:40 pm

Oh wellz.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dcbound » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:11 pm

*braces self for it*

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby kobebeef » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:19 pm

splitmuch wrote:
neonx wrote:Congratulations, recent admits! How long have you guys been complete/under review?


+1


I believe my application went complete on 3/1 but I did my interview on on 2/15 so that might have something to do with it. My interviewer was more interested in talking about the Beatles so I'm surprised I got in.

BTW thanks Jrose for the aid information!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby mr_toad » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:56 pm

They're gonna start sending out the other ones 'shortly'... bracing 'self.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby mybrain » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:58 pm

Has anyone on 'hold' heard any decisions lately? Anyone got out of the hold status?

splitmuch
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby splitmuch » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:04 pm

just got the email, status checker hadn't actually updated though so unsure if its a WL or deny

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ohnowhattodo » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:04 pm

just got email-- no status checker update??!!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby HopefullyLaw » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:08 pm

splitmuch wrote:just got the email, status checker hadn't actually updated though so unsure if its a WL or deny

Same!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby splitmuch » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:08 pm

Held. 178 and 3.1, 1 yr WE. Did a why NW and had an alumni interview so not sure what to do now.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sanguar » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:12 pm

Held. The non-decision decision...

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jrose5 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:13 pm

There are some schools that I would be delighted to receive a hold email from.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby FF55 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:15 pm

Held. Very sad about this one - did nearly everything possible to make a perfect application to NW.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bbermud » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:19 pm

Held. But will be submitting LORs/CPE's. I wont be returning stateside til April 20th--currently working abroad. is that too late for a interview?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby jrose5 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:20 pm

bbermud wrote:Held. But will be submitting LORs/CPE's. I wont be returning stateside til April 20th--currently working abroad. is that too late for a interview?


That sounds too late, but you better check anyway. If you haven't already done so, I would definitely send an addendum explaining to NU that you can't interview because you're abroad.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby bbermud » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:21 pm

jrose5 wrote:There are some schools that I would be delighted to receive a hold email from.



true. my LSAT sucked to no end. like really sucked. being held at NU meant more to me than my acceptance to the school that i will probably be attending.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby drummerboy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:20 am

im on hold too whats the story on this hold?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:21 am

drummerboy wrote:im on hold too whats the story on this hold?


Check the link in the letter.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby fjsms » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:43 pm

antonin wrote:I am also not happy with the CPE. I have two years of WE, and provided two letters of recommendation from academic professors. Now that I am on hold, I feel the need to add a CPE. Asking my original LOR writers seems misplaced since they are asking for Career/work related insight, not academic.
Asking my supervisor is also risky though: there is opportunity for growth within the company, and I am considering a deferral or staying there if I am not accepted to a school that I will be comfortable with. Asking them for a CPE now, I have a feeling will put the alternative of acquiring a better position in the company at hold.


Northwestern instructs that the CPE be completed by "someone who can evaluate your professional work-related performance (current or former supervisor, clients or coworker)." I would not have been able to ask my supervisor either, for the reasons you gave, so I chose a peer from another area of my organization who I knew I could trust and who would be able to write a thorough, candid evaluation of my work and career progress. She shared what she wrote with me and it was great - lots of specific examples, good insight into my strengths and weaknesses. I am sure that what she wrote was much more helpful than what my supervisor would have written. I'd encourage you to think outside the box a little bit about someone other than your supervisor who could thoughtfully complete this.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby delusional » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:52 pm

Hold status update via email, etc. No big, I'm already in at my higher choices, I didn't have an interview or get the CPE(?) filled out, and thus, had no LORs for them either, because I applied at the last minute. But I'm tempted to write an essay on having dinner with a fictitious TV character.

WRT the debate above - I applaud NU's attempts to make the application process about something other than rankings. The CPE offers legitimate advantages over LORs, and, together with the interview it indicates a real holistic process, rather than the lip service other schools pay. If it makes students actually have to think twice about whether they want to apply to NU, so be it - that's not an unreasonable demand to make of applicants.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Jeffro » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:14 am

^ "But I'm still going to go to the best possible school I can. This NU hold essay is but an amusement to me." Sorry if I'm off base, but that's how I read this post.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby delusional » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:27 am

Jeffro wrote:^ "But I'm still going to go to the best possible school I can. This NU hold essay is but an amusement to me." Sorry if I'm off base, but that's how I read this post.

You have read the post correctly. I have not accomplished much and I have little career mobility. I revel in the second chance that the admissions process affords me - you can read about it on the douchetastic blog I started tonight in the blog section. But I sympathize with the concept of seeking holistically qualified candidates, which NU is trying to do.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Jeffro » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:53 am

^ I just read your blog in its entirety. You speak the truth as only a parent can. Good luck to you, you raise some great points that I can definitely sympathize with.




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